The first local workshop between Turkey and Greece, organized by Karadeniz Technical University – Faculty of Marine Sciences (Turkey) and Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (Greece), was held on 13 July 2021 as a hybrid event: in physical and online format. All Turkish and some Greek stakeholders participated online and some others personally at the meeting room at the venue in Komotini, organised by the REMTH.
There was a wide range of participants representing fish, shellfish, seaweed and algae culture, traders, exporters, processors and representatives of public authorities, local administrations, service providers and NGO’s.
After formal opening and welcoming speeches, participants introduced themselves to the others to let everyone know ”who is who”. Brief information was given by each of the participants about their field of interest in the aquaculture industry in the Black Sea and REMTH.
The main topics of the workshop included the status of fisheries and aquaculture and good practices in Turkey and Greece.
Both partners also gave brief information about the research activities carried out in the research institutes and universities as unique sources for education and training by giving graduates to serve the aquaculture industry.